Activity holidays in autumn

Activity holidays in autumn

Let nature be your playground this autumn as you take in breath-taking views on a country hike, cycle along leaf filled paths through the forest or cut through the waves on your surfboard on an adventure holiday in England. Get wet and wild at the south coast’s only inflatable water park at the New Forest Water Park; grab your hiking shoes and enjoy walks in ancient woodland on the Coast & Country Walking Festival in Eastbourne and thrill seekers can get muddy as they drive on the byways and tracks on and around Salisbury Plain on a high-adrenalin adventure holiday Wiltshire.

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Watch a performance by the Scarborough Spa Orchestra

Hear the UK’s last remaining professional seaside orchestra in the surroundings of the Grand Spa.

Location: Scarborough, North Yorkshire

 

Wander into the Wilderness Festival

A ticket to Wilderness in Oxfordshire's countryside is like a ticket to a mini paradise where art, music, fine food and nature collide.

Location: Cornbury Park, Oxfordshire

 

Dance the weekend away at East London's Lovebox

See dance-music greats strut their stuff on stage at this hip East London festival.

Location: London

 

Enjoy music, arts and wild lake swimming at Latitude

Combine sing-your-heart-out music with theatre, comedy, wellbeing, food and family-friendly activities and you have Latitude Festival, held in Henham Park, Suffolk.

Location: Suffolk

 

See global superstars at the Isle of Wight Festival

See some of the biggest names in the business from the past, present and future at this legendary music festival in June.

Location: Newport, Isle of Wight

 

Hang with the hipsters at Field Day

The coolest festival in London is back and better than ever.

Location: London

 

Nightly summer bandstand concerts and weekly fireworks

The UK’s busiest bandstand on Eastbourne’s seafront offers nightly concerts from pop to rock throughout summer, with a weekly firework crescendo.

Location: Eastbourne, East Sussex

 

See A-listers perform at Europe’s largest open air theatre

Elton John, Jessie J; you might think you’re reading the line up for a big city gig, think again.The stars flock to Scarborough.

Location: Scarborough, North Yorkshire

 

May events: Open your mind at the International Festival of Psychedelia

Soak in a dynamic display of visual and auditory treats at this critically-acclaimed festival in Liverpool’s creative district.

Location: Liverpool, Merseyside

 

Take in a weekend of jazz at Marsden Jazz Festival

Hear old school traditional to cutting-edge contemporary jazz at Marsden Jazz Festival.

Location: Marsden, West Yorkshire

 

Get the inside story on Manchester’s music scene

See the sights of the city that inspired Manchester’s legendary music scene and made it the envy of the world, with Manchester Music Tours.

Location: Manchester, Greater Manchester

 

Enjoy Newcastle’s nightlife – and its famous ales

Get a real taste of NewcastleGateshead on a local ale trail to buzzing pubs, then head on to catch a live gig in the coolest neighbourhoods.

Location: NewcastleGateshead, Tyne and Wear

 

May events: Feel inspired at The Bath Festival

Enjoy music and literature from around the world with an incredible programme of arts and events.

Location: Bath, Somerset

 

Party hard at Wireless Festival

Enjoy three days of dancing to world class hip-hop and R&B acts at Wireless Festival in London’s Finsbury Park.

Location: Finsbury Park, London

 

Watch Indie A-listers at the End of the Road Festival

The intimate surroundings of the End of the Road Festival give you the chance to get up close and personal with the bands and their music.

Location: Larmer Tree Gardens, North Dorset

 

Head to Birmingham for a summer of festivals

This summer the streets, parks, bars and squares of Birmingham will be filled with melody as the city plays host to some fantastic music festivals.

Location: Birmingham, West Midlands

 

July events: Global sounds and a world of words at WOMAD

Grab your tent and learn more about cultures across the world at the long-running World of Music, Arts and Dance Festival.

Location: Malmesbury, Wiltshire

 
The crowd at British Summer Time in Hyde Park.

Warm up your vocal chords for British Summer Time

Thousands of music fans invade London’s largest Royal Park every summer for American Express presents British Summer Time.

Location: Hyde Park, London

 

Rock out at Download Festival

Horn signs at the ready; get set for a weekend of rock as the biggest names in metal take to the stage at Download Festival.

Location: Leicestershire

 

Rainy Day Activities: Catch a film at a 1930’s picture house

Spend an evening dining in a restored Georgian Chapel followed by an indie film in the art deco-styled Little Theatre - the perfect combination of indoor activities for when it's raining outside.

Location: Bath, Somerset

 

May events: The Norfolk & Norwich Festival

Norwich becomes a hotbed of international art and performance every May.

Location: Norwich, Norfolk

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